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POINTS UPDATE: Williamson chips into Sheppard’s lead, Phelps moves into fourth

Take a look at the most recent points update and the latest movers with 16 races down in the quest for the 2023 Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified championship.

LATEST RACE(S): Albany-Saratoga Speedway (Sept. 23)

CURRENT LEADER: Matt Sheppard will head to Oswego Speedway for Super DIRT Week 51 with an 80-point lead over second place Mat Williamson. The Waterloo, NY driver had an uncharacteristic showing at Albany-Saratoga Speedway with a 17th place finish after suffering a flat tire with 26 laps to go.

The misfortune saw 17 points shaved off his lead, a cushion he will try to regain during the Billy Whittaker Cars 200.


JIMMY PHELPS: (+1): Jimmy Phelps has battled to stay in the top-five throughout the season, relying on consistent finishes to keep him there. He continued the trend at Albany-Saratoga Speedway with a seventh-place finish that bumped him up one spot to fourth place going into Super DIRT Week 51.

MIKE MAHANEY: (-1): Mike Mahaney has scored two of his three career Series wins at his home track Albany-Saratoga Speedway. He was not so lucky during the Massive Malta Weekend, posting a DNF. He dropped one spot into fifth place as he heads to Oswego Speedway for Super DIRT Week 51 next week.


MAT WILLIAMSON: Mat Williamson has stayed hot on the bumper of leader Matt Sheppard all season, battling to catch the nine-time and defending Series champion in the race to the 2023 Super DIRTcar Series title.

After suffering a flat tire halfway through the Massive Malta Weekend Feature, he battled back until the end to finish in eighth place. The top-10 finish was enough to shave 17 points offSheppard’s lead.

FELIX ROY: Rookie of the Year front runner Felix Roy notched his highest finish of the season at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, finishing second behind winner Stewart Friesen. He gained 31 points in the overall points battle, just nine points behind 12th place Adam Pierson.


1.) Matt Sheppard, 3565 (Matt Sheppard Motorsports)
2.) Mat Williamson, -80 (Buzz Chew Racing)
3.) Tim Sears Jr., -256 (Tim Sears Jr. Racing)
4.) Jimmy Phelps -270 (Heinke-Baldwin Racing)
5.) Mike Mahaney -289 (Huttig Motorsports)
6.) Chris Hile -309 (Hile Motorsports)
7.) Jack Lehner -318 (Jack Lehner Racing)
8.) Max McLaughlin, -368 (Heinke-Baldwin Racing)
9.) Peter Britten -370 (Peter Britten Racing)
10.) Larry Wight, -406 (LJL Racing)

For Full Series Points, CLICK HERE

UP NEXT: The Super DIRTcar Series travels to Oswego Speedway, Oct. 2-8, for Super DIRT Week 51. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision